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For years, the clean shaven metrosexual has ruled the runway with his sharp suit, parted hair and smooth appearance, however the prevalence of todays hipster has proven to be a game changer and with it, the rise in his most treasured accessory – the beard.

The “Beard Boom” is very much underway which is why we are delighted to announce the new “Arabian Beard Ritual” treatment exclusively for our bearded clients at The Spa in Dolphin Square.

The Arabian Beard Ritual is the brainchild of The Dolphin Square Marketing Manager, Ricardo Faria Ornelas, who came up with concept based on the proven hygiene benefits of beard pampering. The fact that facial hair is very course means that beards are likely to trap dirt and harbour germs which can lead to skin infections. With this in mind, it is important to keep both the beard and the surrounding skin clean to maximise facial hygiene.

The 25 minute treatment starts with a cleanse using Savon Noir soap to remove surrounding dead skin leaving a smoother appearance. Part of the traditional Moroccan Hammam ritual, Savoir Noir soap contains black olives and is rich in vitamin E, and helps to soften and nourish the skin.

Hot towels will then be applied to pressure points, followed by a soothing massage over the towel. This practice softens the hair to prevent ingrown hairs, skin irritation and follicle inflammation.
The therapists will apply Argan Oil which hydrates and softens the skin whilst acting as a deep conditioning agent for the beard, as well as leaving it glossy and shiny. Moisturising the skin around the beard is essential, because facial hair can ‘wick’ moisture away from the skin leaving it especially dry.

Guests are then treated to a soothing scalp and face massage.
The final stage of the treatment involves a beard comb which not only helps train beard follicles to grow in a uniformed direction but also adds the ultimate well-polished finish.